What Happened in September 1929

Historical Events

  • Sep 2 Unilever forms by merger of Margarine Union & Lever Bros
  • Sep 2 WOR (NYC) ends affiliation with CBS radio network
  • Sep 3 Dow Jones Industrial Average reaches all time high of 381.17, to be shortly followed by the Crash of 1929.
  • Sep 5 French premier A Briand requests a US of Europe
  • Sep 11 SF Mayor Rolph inaugurates new pedestrian traffic light system
  • Sep 14 A's clinch AL pennant with a 5-0 win over White Sox
  • Sep 14 49th U.S. Men's National Championship: Bill Tilden beats Francis Hunter (3-6, 6-3, 4-6, 6-2, 6-4)
  • Sep 16 Police shoot at strikers in Maastricht, 2 killed
  • Sep 17 British troops begin withdrawal from occupied Germany
  • Sep 18 Pirates loss to Braves & clinch NL pennant for the Cubs
  • Sep 18 Preston Sturges' "Strictly Dishonorable" premieres in NYC
  • Sep 19 Latvia dictator A Woldemaras chased out
  • Sep 21 1st legal pass in Canada was thrown by Gerry Seiberling & 1st reception by Ralph Losie of Calgary Altomah-Tigers against Edmonton

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 24 Lt James Doolittle guides a Consolidated N-Y-2 Biplane over Mitchell Field in NY in 1st all-instrument flight

Aviation Pioneer Jimmy Doolittle
Aviation Pioneer
Jimmy Doolittle
  • Sep 24 Yanks Tom Zachary ends season 12-0
  • Sep 25 Queen-mother Emma opens Antonie van Leeuwenhoek House in Amsterdam
  • Sep 26 John Schrober becomes chancellor of Austria
  • Sep 28 1st CF interception return for a touchdown (Joe Hess-U of Alberta)
  • Sep 30 1st manned rocket plane flight (by auto maker Fritz von Opel)

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 1 Anne Ramsey, American actress (d. 1988)
  • Sep 2 Hal Ashby, American film director (d. 1988)
  • Sep 3 Carlo Clerici, Swiss cyclist (d. 2007)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 3 Whitey Bulger [James Joseph Bulger Jr.], American gangster, born in Boston, Massachusetts

Gangster Whitey Bulger
Gangster
Whitey Bulger
  • Sep 4 Thomas F Eagleton, (Sen-D-MO, 1968-86/VP candidate-D-1972)
  • Sep 5 Andrian Grigoryevich Nikolayev, USSR, cosmonaut (Vostok III, Soyuz 9)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 5 Bob Newhart, Oak Park Ill, comedian (Bob Newhart Show, Newhart)

Comedian and Actor Bob Newhart
Comedian and Actor
Bob Newhart
  • Sep 6 Tsang-houe' Hsu, composer
  • Sep 7 Gil Wolman, situationist
  • Sep 7 John Milford, Johnstown NY, actor (Lieutenant, Legend of Jesse James)
  • Sep 7 T[homas] P[atrick] McKenna, Ireland, actor (Rivals, Holocaust)
  • Sep 8 Severn Darden, actor (Popesco-Mary Hartman)
  • Sep 8 Christoph von Dohnanyi, German conductor
  • Sep 8 Roger Byrne, English footballer (d. 1958
  • Sep 9 Stan Parris, (Rep-R-VA, 1973-74, 81- )
  • Sep 9 Claude Nougaro, French singer (d. 2004)
  • Sep 10 Akio Yashiro, composer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 10 Arnold Palmer, American golfing great (4x Masters), born in Latrobe, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)

  • Sep 10 Pentti Siimes, [Pentti Kalevi Siimes], Helsinki Finland
  • Sep 11 David S Broder, Chicago Hgts Ill, journalist (Pulitzer 1973)
  • Sep 12 Harvey Lester Schmidt, composer
  • Sep 13 Nicolai Ghiaurov, Bulgarian opera singer (d. 2004)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 14 John Gutfreund, American investment banker, CEO of Salomon Brothers (King of Wall Street), born in New York City (d. 2016)

Investment Banker John Gutfreund
Investment Banker
John Gutfreund
  • Sep 14 Mel Hancock, (Rep-R-Missouri)
  • Sep 14 Larry Collins, American writer (d. 2005)
  • Sep 14 Maurice Vachon, French Canadian professional wrestler
  • Sep 15 Murray Gell-Mann, physicist who predicted quarks
  • Sep 15 Eva Burrows, the 13th General of The Salvation Army
  • Sep 16 Dale E Kildee, (Rep-D-Michigan, 1977- )
  • Sep 17 John Stewart-Clark, MEP (C)
  • Sep 17 Lord Craig of Radley, marshal (RAF)
  • Sep 17 Stirling Moss, race car driver, born in London, England
  • Sep 17 Pat Crowley, American actress
  • Sep 18 June Rosemary Fisher, teacher/trade unionist
  • Sep 18 Louis Myers, blues guitarist /harmonica player
  • Sep 19 10th duke of Richmond, English large landowner/art collector
  • Sep 19 Margaret S Roukema, (Rep-R-New Jersey, 1981- )
  • Sep 19 Timothy Colman, Engl manufacturer/multi-millionaire (Reckitt & Colman)
  • Sep 20 Anne Meara, Brooklyn New York comedian/actress (Stiller & Meara, Archie's Place)
  • Sep 21 Bernard Williams, English philosopher (d. 2003)
  • Sep 21 S├índor Kocsis, Hungarian footballer (d. 1979)
  • Sep 22 Serge Garant, composer
  • Sep 22 William E Dannemeyer, (Rep-R-CA, 1979- )
  • Sep 23 Wally Whyton, musician/broadcaster
  • Sep 24 George McNicol, principal (Aberdeen University)
  • Sep 24 Edward M. Lawson, Canadian politician
  • Sep 25 John Rutherford, cricketer (one Test for Australia 1956)
  • Sep 25 Ronnie Barker, British comedian (the Two Ronnies)
  • Sep 25 Barbara Walters, newscaster (Today, 20/20, ABC-TV), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Sep 25 Kevin White, American politicians (Mayor of Boston, 1968-1984), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2012)
  • Sep 26 Meredith C Gourdine, long jumper (Olympic-silver-1952), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Sep 27 Sada Thompson, actress (Family, Pursuit of Happiness), born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • Sep 28 Marilyn Clark, actress (House of Party Beach), born in Spokane, Washington
  • Sep 28 Nigel Althaus, British government broker
  • Sep 28 Nikolay Ryzhkov, Premier of USSR (1985-1991)
  • Sep 28 Lata Mangeshkar, Indian playback singer
  • Sep 29 Murray McLaggan, British Lord-Lieutenant (Mid Glamorgan)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 12 Rainis, Latvian poet and playwright (b. 1865)
  • Sep 15 Sara Amsel, Indon/Dutch actress/wife of Carel van Hoisted, dies at 58
  • Sep 18 Hermann Gradener, composer, dies at 85
  • Sep 23 Richard A Zsigmondy, Austria chemist (Nobel 1925), dies at 64
  • Sep 25 Miller Huggins, manager (NY Yankees), dies from blood poisoning at 49
  • Sep 29 Giitji Tanaka, Japanese baron/general/premier (1927-29), dies at 66
  • Sep 30 Charles E Bonin, French explorer/diplomat (China), dies